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Managing School Premises – Do you need to be an expert?
The smooth running of any school is a challenge, without the extra concerns that the school premises are a safe environment and the staff working there are aware of risks and - where necessary - how to remain compliant with legislation.
As a leading provider of premises services solutions to schools, academies and multi academy trusts throughout the UK, Strictly Education has been providing support to schools across the UK and helping clients identify risks to remain compliant with health and safety legislation with a range of property support options. From small schools that benefit from the Property Support Helpdesk for both planned and reactive maintenance, through to a complete Estate Strategy Plan for the largest MAT, Strictly Education provides premises expertise at all levels.
Following a recent health and safety review that brought no outstanding issues, Linda Keane the school business manager of St Leonard's C of E Primary School in Oxfordshire said …
"Frankly the school couldn't have reached this standard without the input from them. Strictly Education helped implement a vigorous checking system for myself and our site team, and also helped with our understanding of H&S legislation.
Our health & safety auditor was impressed with our knowledge and the high priority health & safety has in our school, which has led to no outstanding items to carry forward. "
Strictly Education’s team of qualified and experienced premises managers partner with schools to provide a professional and cost-effective solution to premises management, including premises condition assessments, fire risk assessments, external competent person visits and policy support.
For staff looking to keep up to date with the latest legislation, or as part of their continuous professional development, a range of facilities management training courses are available from Strictly Education. Courses include: Site Management, Fire Awareness, Asbestos Awareness and Working At Heights. Sessions are held throughout the year in Highams Park London and Milton Keynes.
With no need to bring school property expertise in-house, call on Strictly Education’s experience for all your school premises management needs. Find out more about the range of premises support options and training courses at